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Seven months following his transplant, Jerry was able to return to work as a nurse where he now helps save lives everyday...

This April, in honor of National Donate Life Month, St. Luke’s Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital have made it a goal to educate patients, friends and families about the importance of organ donation and the impact that it has on the community. St. Luke’s and Tempe St. Luke’s are joining other health care organizations throughout Arizona to participate in the Health Care for Hope campaign to share information about donation and encourage others to register as organ and tissue donors.

In June of 2012, Gerald “Jerry” Blankenship, a member of the St. Luke’s community, received a liver transplant that saved his life. Jerry has been a nurse at St. Luke’s Medical Center for nearly ten years, and seven months following his transplant, Jerry was able to return to work as a nurse where he now helps saves lives every day.

Like Jerry, for many transplant recipients, receiving the gift of donation is a miracle. It allows them to do things they weren’t able to do before, such as walk, see and spend more time with their loved ones. Donation also provides many donor families with comfort knowing that their loved one’s gift saved and healed lives.  By registering for the first time as a donor, or reaffirming your donor status, you can stand with us in support of donation.

Anyone can register to be a donor. There are no health requirements or age limits! More than 2.7 million Arizonans are already registered as organ and tissue donors and St. Luke’s and Tempe St. Luke’s want all of our friends to join us in saying “YES” to hope and generosity by registering today!


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